Tendinitis is inflammation or irritation of a tendon, Tendons transmit the forces of muscle to the skeleton. As such, they are subjected to repeated mechanical loads, which are felt to be a major causative factor in the development of tendinopathy. Pathologic findings include tendon inflammation, mucoid degeneration, and fibrinoid necrosis in tendons. Microtearing and proliferation of fibroblasts have also been reported. However, the exact pathogenesis of tendinopathy is unclear.
In Switzerland the first climbing gyms opened in the late eighties and their numbers increased to 53 in 2011. Parallel to the fact that climbing is nowadays a popular sport, the level of climbing performances has increased continuously from the seventies onwards. In 1983 Jerry Moffat climbed The Face, which was the first route rated grade 10 in the UIAA (Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme) scale until Wolfgang